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Columbia Mills announce Dublin Show and reveal new Music Video on Muzu

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Columbia MillsIndietronica act Columbia Mills are set to headline a show in Whelan’s upstairs venue on Saturday, November 29th.

Columbia Mills will play the Dublin venue this winter following the release of their debut E.P. Factory Settings on Friday, November 28th.

The group’s debut single ‘Never Gonna Look At You The Same’ (taken from Factory Settings) is a deeply textured affirmation of their highly stylised sound.

Centered around great washes of alternative-rock pounding rhythms that work with the recording in a way the evokes the Jesus and Mary Chains’ similar ability to create depth from impact, Columbia Mills surround their music with indietronica textures that gives the single a unique and crafted edge.

Tickets to see Columbia Mills live in Whelan’s upstairs on November 29th are priced at €8. Doors are at 8pm, for more information visit whelanslive.com.

Click below to listen to Columbia Mills current single ‘Never Gonna Look At You The Same’. exclusively on Muzu.tv

Columbia Mills – Never Gonna Look at You the Same on MUZU.TV

Columbia Mills announce Debut EP, Dublin Headliner show + Free Download

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Columbia Mills Announce: Single “Never Gonna Look at You The Same Again” as a free download!

Taken from the Debut EP “Factory settings”

Release date: Fri November 28th + Whelan’s show announced: Nov 29th – Adm €8

Download free track here:

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Emerging from Irelands’ coastal town of Bray and from the wreckage of an economic collapse, Columbia Mills are comprised of duo Ste Ward and Fiachra Treacy (guitars/ keys/ vocals). They create a hedonistic mix of musical textures, with lush reverb-saturated guitars and glorious beats that have inspired beautiful tragic sounds. The bands influences touch on the 80s synth sounds of New Order and The Cure and fuse them with the 90s indie guitar sounds of The Verve and Primal Scream on a bed of electronic and organic beats a la Massive Attack and LCD Sound System. However you also hear a fresh modern sound that aims to draw the listener into the unique headspace that is Columbia Mills.

While it is clear the band have worked hard on their sound it is important to note that underneath the production there are songs of real life, drawing their power from deep personal experience. Nothing is contrived. If you strip the songs down to the bones they will still get under your skin.

There is a harsh honesty and arrogance to the songs, this band have been through the mill and are not afraid to sing about it. Lyrically, subjects touch on urban decay, self-destruction, institutional abuse, family feuds and falling in love with the wrong people. Their music gets into your head, moves you, takes you someplace familiar yet new.

The band name itself, ‘Columbia Mills’, is a kind of name legacy, evolving from the legendary building based on Dublin’s Quays. In the early 90s the building became a mecca for the illegal rave scene bringing people together from all walks of life and all musical tastes. The diversity of music and social classes is something that has left a lasting impression on the city and indeed band, before its premature demise by an early morning police raid, which ended the cult location.

Listen up. You’re going to fall hard for this band.